Join Nashville’s Young Leaders at NAZA SummerZone’s Teen Explorers Camp!

Calling all 14-16 year olds! The NAZA SummerZone Teen Explorers Camp is the perfect place to be this summer. Why? You’ll spend your mornings working on a career exploration pathway that involves learning, inventing and creating, and reimagining in your field of choice – all designed to help you decide what you want to do after high school. And here’s the best part:  You’ll get paid, while trying new things and making new friends.

In the morning, you’ll get paid for what you make.  You’ll choose from exciting career exploration pathways offered by the Academies of Nashville and Studio NPL (Nashville Public Library).  There are 4 high school locations for our summer program, including Overton, McGavock, Whites Creek, and Hunters Lane High Schools. Each has different career exploration pathways to choose from.  Possible pathways include digital art & design, hospitality & tourism, advertising, engineering, aviation, entrepreneurship, and much more.   Each career pathway is a chance to create and develop a project where you get to discover new things, share ideas, work collaboratively, practice leadership skills, problem-solve, and develop innovative solutions to real-world questions and challenges.  Each project is guided by an experienced professional from the Academies of Nashville or Studio NPL.

In the afternoon, there will be fun enrichment activities. Last year’s activities included painting, jewelry making, bike riding and repair, dance, soccer, science experiments, spoken word, music production, and much more.  Plus, we’ll have college preparation and mentoring from our friends at the Oasis Center.  Breakfast, lunch, and transportation are provided to youth enrolled in MNPS schools during the regular school year.



The full program is May 30 – July 14. 

From May 30-June 2, youth will attend employment skills training for a shorter day (8am-1pm). Breakfast and lunch are included.

From June 5 – July 14, youth will attend a full-day NAZA SummerZone program (8am-3pm).  Breakfast and lunch are included.



You will be paid $8/hour for morning experience work sessions (20 hours/week).  You must attend the full program (8am-1pm for the first week, 8am-3pm for the rest of the program) in order to get paid.  The program is open to youth ages 14-16.


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